Our Practitioners

Mark Hinds

BScApp(Optom), GradCertOcTher, BScApp(HMS), P/G BscHons, FBCLA

Visual acuity equipment including: Topcon auto-refractor, auto-keratometer, auto-pachometer (central corneal thickness), auto-tonometer and CV-5000 computerised refractor head and vision tester for extreme accuracy.

He is a QUT graduate and has completed the graduate certificate in ocular therapeutics. Additionally he is an Exercise Physiologist with an undergraduate degree in applied science (Human Movement Studies) and postgraduate bachelor of science honours (Exercise Physiology) from the University of Queensland.  In this space his focus and area of research was on elite cyclists and triathletes.  Mark still competes but is now self confessed old and slow.

We are one of the first practices in Australia to have a dedicated myopia control clinic for children with progressive myopia.

Our optometrists are therapeutically qualified which means we can treat eye infections and other issues which require prescription eye drops.  At this stage only about 45% of optometrists are qualified to do this and we strive to be as up to date with our training as possible.  We are strive to be the highest qualified optometrists possible – we have undergraduate and post graduate training from both Australia and overseas.  Your eye specialist may ask you to see us to prescribe your eye medications in between visits or for us to manage your eye condition for the longer term.

Checking your vision to see if you require glasses or contact lenses is only one aspect of an eye examination.  We can also detect ocular health problems such as glaucoma and cataracts, and even general health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure.

Our practice takes great pride in providing the most comprehensive eye examination possible and uses state-of-the-art equipment to assist us in the assessment of your vision and ocular health.  You can see your retinal images, corneal topography, visual field results, and OCT results immediately on the 42 inch LCD screen in the digital imaging rooms – So you can then see what we can see to monitor any possible change and be involved in your care plan.